Sunday, February 10, 2013
Gov. Tom Corbett's 2013-14 budget ties sale of state liquor system to a $1 billion grant for school safety, early education programs, individualized learning and science/math programs.
Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed 2013-14 budget, which he presented Feb. 5, contains an interesting cocktail that mixes the sale of the state's liquor system with funding of a public schools grant. Under his proposal, $1 billion obtained by the proposed privatization of the state's liquor sales would be used to create the Passport for Learning Block Grant that would focus on school safety; enhanced early education programs; individualized learning; and science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses and programs. The $1 billion in revenue to fund that grant will come from the three- to four-year process of selling the Liquor Control Board: $575 million from the wholesale license process, $224 million from the Wine and Spirits retail …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Sewickley state store normally opens at 9 a.m.
Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits stores are set to reopen at as scheduled on Wednesday, according to state spokeswoman Stacy Kriedeman. The Sewickley store normally opens at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday and noon on Sunday. State stores closed early Monday at 3 p.m. ahead of Superstorm Sandy. -- Correction: Patch previously reported the stores would reopen today. Sorry to get your hopes up!
Monday, March 5, 2012
Check your credit card bill if you bought alcohol in Pennsylvania around Thanksgiving.
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board reports that it double-billed customers who used credit to make purchases over the Thanksgiving holiday. The PLCB, in a statement, says it became aware Feb. 28 of the duplicate billings on purchases made from Wednesday, Nov. 23 to Monday, Nov. 28 The error impacted in-store purchases but not online purchases, according to the PLCB statement. As of March 1, the PLCB says duplicate billings were reversed. PLCB says that the credit could take three to 10 days to appear after being processed by the banking institution. “The Liquor Control Board sincerely apologizes for the error and any inconvenience this may have caused its customers.” - PLCB Statement Customers who had a duplicate billing and have not …
Friday, January 27, 2012
More than 300 products will see increases — the first in 18 months.
A bottle of Hennessy Cognac Paradis at Pennsylvania state stores will cost $200 more next month. Dom Perignon, another top-shelf champagne, will cost $5 more. And, for those with less regal champagne tastes, Moet Chandon Nectar Imperial Rose will increase by $4. The price hikes begin Feb. 1 on more than 300 products at Pennsylvania wine and spirit shops. It is the first increase in 18 months after the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board placed a moratorium on vendor-requested increases because of the recession. The increase in prices is slated to be rolled out over February and March. The increase was spurred by vendor pressure and affects all state stores, including the store on Beaver Street in Sewickley and in the Quaker Village shopping …